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Ocean Protection Council

California Ocean Protection Council

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MEETING AGENDA

May 15, 2008

9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

The Tsakopoulos Library Galleria

East Meeting Room

828 I Street

Sacramento, CA 95814-2589

Mike Chrisman, Secretary for Resources, Council Chair

Linda Adams, Secretary for Environmental Protection

John Chiang, State Controller, Chair of the State Lands Commission

Susan Golding, Public Member

Geraldine Knatz, Public Member

Pedro Nava, State Assemblymember

Darrell Steinberg, State Senator

1. Welcome and council member announcements

Mike Chrisman, Secretary for Resources, Council Chair

2. ACTION: Consideration and possible adoption of a resolution to endorse the Ocean and Coastal Community Call for Action

Motion and Vote

Brian Baird, Assistant Secretary for Ocean and Coastal Policy

3. Public Comment on non-agenda items*

4. California Aquatic Invasive Species (AIS) Management Plan: presentations and discussion:

        The Need for Interagency Coordination in AIS Management

        Abe Doherty, Project Manager

        Importance of Prevention of AIS Introductions

        Andy Cohen, San Francisco Estuary Institute

        Priority Actions from AIS Management Plan

        Susan Ellis, Department of Fish and Game

        Marine Invasive Species Program: Preventing Invasive Species Introductions from 

        Commercial Shipping Vectors

        Maurya Falkner, State Lands Commission

ACTION: Consideration and possible authorization to disburse up to $1,000,000 to the California Ocean Science Trust for the invasive species vector risk assessments project.

Abe Doherty, Project Manager

Motion and Vote

5. ACTION: Consideration and possible adoption of a resolution to promote low impact development to improve the quality of California’s ocean and coastal waters.

Rachel Couch, Project Manager

Motion and Vote

6. ACTION: Consideration and possible authorization to disburse up to $1,621,750 to the University of California, Santa Cruz (UCSC) and to San Jose State University Research Foundation to conduct a second year of baseline monitoring for the Central California Coast marine protected areas designated under the Marine Life Protection Act.

Christine Blackburn, Program Manager

Motion and Vote

7. ACTION: Consideration and possible authorization to grant up to $247,500 to the Institute for Fisheries Resources to provide vessel support for Remote Operated Vehicle (ROV) monitoring and other research activities in the central coast region.

Valerie Termini, Project Manager

Motion and Vote

8. ACTION: Consideration and possible authorization to disburse up to $957,000 to the Southwest Wetlands Interpretive Association to implement a study of sediment transport and reuse in the coastal nearshore at the Tijuana River National Estuarine Research Reserve, San Diego County.

Megan Johnson, Project Manager

Motion and Vote

9. ACTION: Consent Calendar

Motion and Vote

           a. Consideration and possible authorization to grant up to $350,000 to the Pacific Institute to conduct the Coastal Infrastructure and Resources Impact project to examine the economic value and infrastructure impacts from future sea level rise.

Christine Blackburn, Program Manager

        b. Consideration and possible authorization to disburse up to $166,021 to the Center for Ecosystem Management and Restoration (CEMAR) for the Southern Steelhead Resources Project.

Valerie Termini, Project Manager

Motion and Vote

        c. Consideration and possible adoption of the revised funding priorities for FY 07/08

Drew Bohan, Executive Policy Officer

Motion and Vote

10. Report on the status of the Pacific gray whale

Pedro Nava, State Assemblymember and OPC member

11. Report from the Science Advisor to the OPC

Amber Mace, Executive Director, California Ocean Science Trust

12. Report from the Executive Policy Officer

Drew Bohan, Executive Policy Officer

        • Update on Marine Debris Action Plan

        • Update on Strategic Plan

        • Update on Enforcement Project

13. Report from the Council Secretary

Sam Schuchat, Council Secretary

        • Project updates

        • Budget update

14. Adjourn

Questions about the meeting or agenda can be directed to Lawrence Matthews at (510) 286-1212 or lmatthews@scc.ca.gov.

Any person who has a disability and requires reasonable accommodation to participate in this council meeting should contact Mr. Matthews no later than five days prior to meeting